Sultanahmet (Blue) Mosque

An example of classical Turkish art, it is the only one of its kind to be originally built with six minarets, and stands out on the city’s skyline from the Bosphorus

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Sultanahmet (Blue) Mosque

A popular tourist site, sits next to the Hagia Sophia, and continues to function as a mosque today. The Blue Mosque, as it is popularly known, was constructed between 1609 and 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I. Hand-painted blue tiles adorn the mosque’s interior walls. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque has five main domes, six minarets, and eight secondary domes with traditional Ottoman architecture and is considered to be the last great mosque of the classical period.

Visiting Information

  • Open everyday ( except for the 5 praying times during the day )( Winter 8.30am/6.pm ) - ( Summer 8.30.am/6.pm )
  • 15-20 min is enough for visiting inside
  • Best time to visit: In the morning from 8.30am to 10pm.Usually crowded after 10 am and you may need to wait in line minimum 30 min. to enter inside
  • Admission : Free
  • Tram Station Nearby: Sultanahmet
  • When visiting Blue Mosque; Modest, conservative clothing which exposes a minimum of flesh is good. No shorts or sleeveless shirts on either men or women. Women cover over head with scarf or shawl.

Blue Mosque in Spring

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  • You can book your tour with us privately or shared.
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